[+] From the bliss of not-knowing to the happiness of serving [draft]

There is nowhere to go in a state of not-knowing since there is no sense of time and space. This you do not know before you return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive. That is if you remember being nobody and free to go everywhere because you were nowhere. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a state of not-knowing, the world of the external senses is not discarded, but since the experience of it is founded on the world of the inner senses, which is very abstract, the apparent differences in the world of the external senses are not perceived to make a difference. Nor is the apparent difference between inside and outside, or noise and silence. In other words, there is no sense in looking for it in silence. In fact, there is no sense in looking for it at all, because it is not something but nothing so it cannot be known.

Thus it is not located anywhere in particular. But metaphorically speaking you could say it is in a gap of nothing where there seems to something that the brain twists it into the experiences of you being someone definitive in a physical or spiritual world. As it has used one second to render your present experience of reading this (read more about that here), it only takes one second to go back in time to the origin of it, which is nothing.

From this perceived gap in nothing, the world that you used to experience and confirm to be something is still experienced to be there, but since there is nobody to validate the experiences as a manifestation of something, their apparent different elements are not perceived to make a difference. Thus everything, including what you believed to be and the problems you seemed to have, is perceived as nothing. That is why you are in the bliss of nothing and not in the sadness of something.

No reason to blame yourself for leaving a state of not-knowing. It is not possible to remain there, because the brain falls into a coma if not engaged in a continous conversation about something.  Besides, since the slate has been wiped clean in a state of not-knowing, you return to the conscious experience of something as the basic self who is in sync with the script of the brain and thus a happy servant of it.

This state of not-knowing something may last from a split second to 20 minutes, 45 at most, whereafter you either bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one (see hack #5-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one) or return to the consciousness of being someone. In the case of the latter, you return as the basic self, which serves the brain and thus everybody, because the brain has no personal preferences. To reward you for the unconditional support the brain injects you with shots of happiness. This after effect of a state of not-knowing can last from a few seconds to several years. See more about the after-effect at the end of this article.

Being a servant, however, feels humiliating to the special self. It wants to be in control, so it tries to exclude anything unknown by quickly making a perception where everything that does not fit into its concept of living in the now, for example, is excluded.

You can apply one or more of the duality hacks wherever you are with eyes open or closed and in whatever order you like. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But since exclusion is founded on separation and that is the root of all problems, excluding something does not make you present but distant. That is, of course, until the special self chooses not to make a perception where everything that does not fit into its belief system is excluded. See hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss).

To be inclusive, which you automatically are when not exclusive, is a great hack to apply if you experience brain fog because if not trying to be sharp by excluding fuzzy thoughts but include them, both sides of this contrast meet. And as any contrast cancels out itself when the opposing sides meet, you can neither be defined as fuzzy or sharp. Thus you, as nobody, enter a state of not-knowing. Read more about being inclusive in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss.

At other times the empty breath* may be a better choice of a hack – especially if you feel speedy and restless (see hack #4.3 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing). But feeling tired and fatigued, pretending to be that may be the best choice of a hack, because what you pretend to be you are not (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation).

If you tend to justify everything unpleasant with somebody or something, perceiving everything as symbols of oneness may be the hack to go for. Alone together could also be a good hack in this case. Read more about those in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life, and hack #8.8 Alone together is the key to that which is one.

Please be aware, that the purpose of the duality hacks is not to heal the body but the sick belief that you are in it, so if the body is sick, so consider consulting a healthcare professional if the body is out of order.

That being said, the more this sick belief is healed, the more the body is set free from your control of it. Thus the biological system of the body is not blocked from repairing it. Sometimes nootropics, massage or acupuncture, for example, may help to kickstart this. Read more about setting the body free from your domination of it in the below articles, which all are part of this hack:

Read more about a state of not-knowing in the below hacks:

Having glimpses of enlightenment, you stick to one aspect at a time. So if you are feeling it, you do not try to see it as well. But if the visions of it start to take over, you go with that. If you do not try to hang onto anything, in particular, you will not see patterns and colours in the visual glimpses of enlightenment, for example, but one bright which sucks out everything you believe to be so that nothing gracefully falls through a black hole into that which is one. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Glimpses of enlightenment in a state of not-knowing
In a state of not-knowing, you may have glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one. Like a movie trailer is not the movie, the glimpses are not the enlightenment of that which is one. Contrary to the enlightenment of that which is one, the glimpses of it are experienced. The intensity of them is proportional to how much you give priority to the inner senses, which see, hear, feel or taste them similar to how a world where there seems to be more than one is experienced with the external senses.

In the case of Alexius, he often has so many visual glimpses of enlightenment, when close his eyes to go to sleep, that sometimes he thinks, he must have forgotten to turn off the electric light. He wakes up to the sounds of ethereal harmonies, which are the audiovisual aspects of it. Read more about that here. This is not to be understood like the glimpses of enlightenment blends in with the physical world. The glimpses are experienced with the inner senses and the physical world with the external ones. Read more about that here.

In other words, the light does not lighten up his room. On the contrary. It makes it impossible to see it. And the ethereal harmonies do not mix with the sounds of the birds from the trees outside his bedroom but drown them out even though it is gentle harmonies of bell-like sounds. Hence you better block out the glimpses enlightenment, when driving a car or something else that calls for the external senses. This applies generally to be in a state of not-knowing as that resets your short time memory.

But feeling and tasting the enlightenment of that which is one does not happen regularly for him. Read here how to have glimpses of enlightenment. During the day, however, there are always moments of indifference to the belief in being someone. Read more about that here. In your case, experiencing the glimpses of enlightenment may have another course. Maybe you do not experience them, but since indifference is the quality of a state of not-knowing, it really does not matter. Anyway, the bliss of not knowing what and where you are is the same.

As we are used to perceiving experiences as if they come from a world outside of us, we probably perceive glimpses of enlightenment to come from inside. But this is not so. They come from the gap between nothing and something, where the brain has still not rendered a world experienced to be outside of us. Consequently, there is no inside. Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, however, relates to our experiences and therefore talk about internal and external or inner and outer senses, and that glimpses of enlightenment come from the inner ones whereas the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one comes from the external senses.

When you in the world of the external senses enjoy the taste of ice cream, for example, you may hear music as well. Yet that remains as something in the background. Likewise, you devote yourself to one aspect of the glimpses of enlightenment one at a time. Eventually so much that you forget to notice any details in that particular aspect and thus bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one (read more about that here).

The after effect of a state of not-knowing is to know, the brain is automatically doing the thinking necessary for having a conscious experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. You do not need to think. In fact, it is not possible. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The after effect of a state of not-knowing
When you return from a state of not-knowing* to the conscious of being someone definitive, you are a bit like a chicken whose head has been cut off. Its reflexes make it keep going around. Just like the brain makes you go on like before after returning from a state of not-knowing* but now without having to figure out when and where to go.

In other words, as long as the after effect of a state of not-knowing* last, which could be from a few seconds to several years, you rely on the brain to produce the experiences of being someone substantial in a tangible world in the same manner as you depend on it to make the experience of you being someone who is unsubstantial in an intangible world when you are dreaming. Doing so, it feels like you are a sleepwalker with no need to think in your awaken life.

Hence the interest in the relationships you used to perceive as special most likely fades out (read more about that here).

Sadness comes from the perception of you as a master and bliss from the perception of you as nothing. Happiness is the after effect of the latter. Oneness, however, has no effect, nor is it caused by something, as that requires more than one. And since being sad, happy or blissful calls for more and oneness is formless and therefore endless, any kind of being is an illusion.

The empty breath: Learn more about how to unlearn everything and thus to connect with the empty breath

The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it: See the below hacks

A state of not-knowing: read about it in the below hacks

NOTE: This article is an appendix to the previous one, Sadness comes from being special, happiness from being basic, and bliss from not being, and they are both part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.